Wednesday, 23 March 2016

23/03/16

Just about managed a quick circuit round the Docks today.

The West Float was rather productive today with the 2 Great Black-backed Gull still present (Cheshire's only annual breeding pair) along with a pair of Oystercatchers which rises the amount of likely breeding waders to 3 (Lapwing, Ringed Plover and Oystercatcher). Apart from that others birds around the West Float were 14 Cormorant (8 sinensis), 1 Kestrel and 4 Canada Geese.

A swing round to the East Float resulted in a shocking count of just 8 Great Crested Grebe with no sign of the Scaup. Compared to the waterfowl the waders round the float where doing well on numbers with the 4 Ringed Plover still about and Lapwings have also increased to 4 birds with there now and equal divide between males and females so hopefully 2 pairs this summer. Other birds on the float where a pair Mallard and Shelduck.

The Gull Roost was the final stop of the day which had 8 pa


Observer: Elliot Montieth

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